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Minister flags off "Mobile Knowledge Unit" serving slum areas ( 2016-09-07 )



The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust is implementing a “Mobile Knowledge Unit” visiting selected slums in Trivandrum, under a CSR scheme from the Central Railside Warehouse Company (a Govt of India enterprise). The unit will provide healthcare, health awareness classes, and children’s skill development for selected slums in Trivandrum. 

Hon’ble Minister Shri Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated the project on September 7, 2016 at the Rajiv Gandhi Auditorium, Chengalchoola, Trivandrum by flagging off the vehicle. In his Inaugural Address, the Minister praised the initiative of the IVPT and promised all help from the Government for this project.

Dr. C.V. Ananda Bose IAS, Chairman of the CRWC, presided over the function and explained CRWC’s wish to build the capacity of slum-dwellers by bringing education and services to their doorstep through these mobile units. “IVPT’s initiative is a first step towards a revolution for empowering the weaker sections of society. This has got potential to be replicated in other parts of India, especially in the rural areas and city slums,” he said.

IVPT Founder His Holiness Swami Isa gave the Invocation Address and said, “True health education is rooted in cleanliness. In fact, all knowledge should result in purity of cloth, body, mind, thought, and emotion.”

Padmasree G. Shankar, Architect, Dr. M.R. Thampan, Former Director of Kerala State Institute of Languages and current Director of Janasree Mission, Dr. K. Prasanna Moorthy, State President of Seva Bharati, Councillor Smt. Jayalakshmi, Smt. Krishna Veni, Former MD of Kerala Water Authority, and Smt. Vijayalakshmi, Former Mass Media Officer (Rtd) also spoke. 

The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust is a registered charitable organization in Thiruvananthapuram, which holds consultative status to the United Nations ECOSOC and operates several community service programmes as well as the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam.

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